Units for audit

Audit units now available

Study university-level courses without assessment

Ever wanted to study a new subject but haven’t wanted to commit to the assessment? CHC is now offering audit units where you can access all the learning materials and be a part of classes, but do not have to complete any assignments or exams.

You’ll have the flexibility of choosing one unit rather than enrolling in an entire course. As there is no assessment, the audit units do not count as academic credit.

A wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available for audit across education, business, social sciences, ministries and liberal arts. Below we’ve put together a small sample of the units you can study, but be sure to check out the full list of what’s available.

         

Consumer Behaviour (BZ251)

Consumer behaviour is one of the most important considerations when successfully marketing products and services. When studying at CHC, you’ll learn how consumers make decisions and all of the factors that may influence those decisions—including lifestyles, group influences and culture.

You’ll learn how to define your market, then how to educate them about your product and motivate them to purchase. You’ll discover what appeals to each market and why, and how you can use this information to create effective marketing strategies that converts consumers into loyal customers.

At the end of the course, you’ll know:

• the psychological, social and cultural bases of consumer behaviour

• how to apply that knowledge and design effective marketing campaigns.

Educational Psychology (ES113; ES116)

In educational psychology, we merge proven educational strategies with cutting-edge neuroscience to give the teachers of tomorrow a holistic understanding of how the brain develops.

You’ll discover the complex changes that occur in the brains of children and young people, and how they affect learning. You’ll be equipped with the strategies and skills to create learning environments that are sensitive to these changes, and lessons that nurture and encourage students as they develop.

You’ll learn how to meet the complex needs of children and young people, taking into account each contour of the brain:

• cognitive
• social
• emotional
• physical
• spiritual
• moral
• volitional.

Enlightenment and Modern Philosophy (PHL201)

Enlightenment and modern philosophy explores the contributions influential philosophers from the 17th to the 19th centuries and how they shaped the way we think about the world.

You’ll get to appreciate the unfolding of Western philosophy and understand later developments, as well as discover how figures as diverse as Pascal and Nietzsche influenced philosophical issues concerning truth, objectivity, sources of knowledge, the quest for certainty, and the role of tradition and faith in human reasoning.

You will also see how Enlightenment epistemologies are situated within and contribute to the Western philosophical tradition. We begin with Descartes and trace the empiricisms of Locke, Berkeley and Hume through to the transcendental idealism of Kant, paying attention to the role of the human subject in knowing.

This class is discussion-based, so you’ll have every chance to question complex issues with others in the class and deeply engage with the content.

Communication for Ministry (JC102)

A big part of being a leader—particularly in vocational ministry—is being a great communicator. In recent times, the forms and nature of communication has become much more complex, yet it is vital to be a master of all forms of communication in the ministry environment.

Great communication involves more than the ability to articulate ideas. In ministry you also need to convey spirit and life. The bible explains how effective communication is essential to building healthy, thriving relationships.

This unit will enhance your communication skills and arm you with strategies to continue your development in a wide variety of ministry contexts.

Counselling (FR541; TR541; CA541)

Professional development package

If you’re a counselor and already working in the field, CHC is giving you a unique opportunity for you to develop your skills and understanding even more. Expand your expertise by exploring advanced intervention frameworks in family and relationships, trauma, and child and adolescent counselling.

Family and relationships counselling: intervention frameworks
This unit will introduce you to a range of specific skills for working with family dynamics. The unit focuses on life partners, as the foundations of the family, to encourage thriving relationships and unity.

Trauma counselling: intervention frameworks
To be able to effectively counsel those who have been affected by trauma, counselors need to comprehend the nature of trauma and traumatic response. This unit will allow you to  deeply understand trauma and hone specialised skills and strategies to guide recovery and healing.

Child and adolescent counselling: intervention frameworks
This unit will equip you with the skills to effectively engage with children and young people, as well as their support network of parents, family, and school community. You’ll also have a clear understanding of child protection and what your legal and ethical obligations are as a counselor.